Cornell University’s arts and sciences department may soon change its course requirements in favor of more diversity. Its committee on curriculum is advising for the implementation of a “human difference” course requirement in a recent report.
Other requirements will include courses in arts and literature, biological sciences, ethics and the mind, global citizenship, historical analysis, physical sciences, science of society, statistics and data science, symbolic and mathematical reasoning.
The study of "human difference" is the exploration of what makes certain humans different from others, such as race, culture, gender, and more. The change is meant to reshape and innovate Cornell’s curriculum in an effort to utilize graduation requirements to their highest potential, according to Cornell.